Rachel Cooke

I am an undergraduate student at Furman University and am planning to graduate in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. I became involved with the CCE in the summer of 2017 through my undergraduate research experience working in the laboratory of Dr. Greg Springsteen. Upon graduation I hope to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry. My personal interests include traveling and cooking. 

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Undergraduate Student
Springsteen Lab
Furman University
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My undergraduate research project focuses on elucidating mechanistic pathways for the origins of modern metabolites, specifically pyruvate. We believe that an understanding of these pathways can lead to a broader understanding of the origins of modern metabolism.